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Hey guys!

Luna beta 1 is out.
I guess this is a day many of us have been waiting for for so long!

http://elementaryos.org/journal/luna-beta-1-released
(Release info & download (32/64bit available))

Grab it now, I got mine already, so spam the server all you want, I don't care. :p

[i]Glassed Silver:mac[/i]
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Well... the icons are cute.

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I thought it was based off some typical linux distro,
but appears to be a stand alone core OS ... :)
may give this a try (wish it was a live distro tho :/)

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[quote name='hckngrtfakt' timestamp='1352914789' post='595320066']
I thought it was based off some typical linux distro,
but appears to be a stand alone core OS ... :)
may give this a try (wish it was a live distro tho :/)
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No, it's a heavily customized Ubuntu.
Definitely not like your regular me-too Ubuntu based distro. :)

[i]Glassed Silver:mac[/i]

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Eh, it looks alright. Don't see anything special about it - might as well just use Ubuntu and customize it yourself.

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I'll be loading this up in a VM soon. It looks pretty. I hadn't even heard of it before, so thanks for the heads up.

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Definitely going to try this one out! Soon as I get home! Thanks, Glassed!

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[quote name='Glassed Silver' timestamp='1352915017' post='595320076']
No, it's a heavily customized Ubuntu.
Definitely not like your regular me-too Ubuntu based distro. :)

[i]Glassed Silver:mac[/i]
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Ah, thanks for clearing that up :)

Will definitely check it out

(hopefully one day there'll be a BackTrack version) :shifty: lol

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Hmm. Well I gave the new Mint a spin, might as well try another *buntu.

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Definitely interested in what they've been able to do. It doesn't sound like just another Ubuntu spin off, it sounds like they've done a massive amount of their own work, but I guess we'll see. I haven't kept up with development, but it sure looks good in the screenshots. I'll toss it on a VM when it finishes downloading.
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just installed it in a VM and looked around a little

all they're really done is make it look even more like OSX in most areas

at this rate I can see them getting into some trouble

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Why a dock... why... if they're going to pick stuff from OSX, why pick the most useless and worst task switcher invented, when there's some actual good things to take from it.

This is the same distro where the devs where spamming these forums and never actually got around to a working release before ?

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[quote name='HawkMan' timestamp='1352920739' post='595320240']
Why a dock... why... if they're going to pick stuff from OSX, why pick the most useless and worst task switcher invented, when there's some actual good things to take from it.

This is the same distro where the devs where spamming these forums and never actually got around to a working release before ?
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IMHO the dock is awesome.
To each his own I guess :p
Feel free to add any other method to it. It's Linux. :p ^^

Uhm, don't think so, no.

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As much as I like it, it lacks identity and will be stuck with the same problems every distro is stuck with - plethora of development and desktop environment choices that don't overlap enough to provide a consistent experience, and don't stand out enough to make it interesting for any developer to specifically target their platform.

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Been waiting a long long time for this, just grabbed the ISO off the torrent and will drop it on a spare hard drive here in a few and check it out. Was disappointed in some of the last alphas because of a variety of issues so I'm hoping most of the big ones have been finally ironed out with this first official beta - took 'em long enough but, I know they care about what they're doing so I like many others have been very patient.

We'll see what happens...
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[quote name='HawkMan' timestamp='1352920739' post='595320240']
Why a dock... why... if they're going to pick stuff from OSX, why pick the most useless and worst task switcher invented, when there's some actual good things to take from it.

[b]This is the same distro where the devs where spamming these forums and never actually got around to a working release before ?[/b]
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Maybe you're thinking about Shift? They didn't really spam the forums as they are members from here though. I don't recall Elementary devs spamming the board.

As for my thoughts on the OS. I did get to install it on VirtualBox on my Ubuntu 12.10 machine and first I must say, this is the first machine I've had that fully supported VT and I'm impressed with that alone. I know, I'm way behind, shut up, haha.

The OS seems very clean and simple. Almost too clean and simple really, but I think that's a good thing as well. I don't have any issue with docks, but then I'm an OS X user for most of my home computing. I do have a problem with the fact that the dock seems a tad bit buggy. I found it staying on top of windows and blocking me at times, but I suppose all of these bugs can be ironed out. I do get the feel that it would be much easier to hand to say, my dad, and he'd be able to use it pretty easily. I couldn't get it to take my Gmail account in the mail client, and it seems like it only supports Yahoo otherwise. I linked up a Yahoo account with no trouble though. I haven't gotten to put more than about 30 minutes on it though, so I'll probably play with it a little more and see what I think in the longer term. Seems like a great start to a good novice Linux though.

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Downloading, gonna try it in VM, screenshots looks beautiful! It sure is most beautiful Linux distro. (Y)

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So I've gotten it installed in VMWare and am setting it up to use as my new build environment for CM10 on my Nook Color. OMG this is gorgeous compared to stock Ubuntu. I love it!

Also, in response to the guy complaining about using a dock for an app launcher: how is a dock any different from the sidebar in unity? They function pretty much the same, the only difference is the appearance and the location.

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[quote name='Darrian' timestamp='1352937096' post='595320916']
So I've gotten it installed in VMWare and am setting it up to use as my new build environment for CM10 on my Nook Color. OMG this is gorgeous compared to stock Ubuntu. I love it!

Also, in response to the guy complaining about using a dock for an app launcher: how is a dock any different from the sidebar in unity? They function pretty much the same, the only difference is the appearance and the location.
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I'm going to go out on a limb here and guess he's not the biggest fan of the sidebar either... :p

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It is definitely gorgeous and seems worth the wait.

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anyone have any problems getting this to work with broadcom wifi? Before I go all out and try to get this working, I'd kinda like to know before I erase my existing USB Linux install, so if anyone wants to let me know, that would be awesome! ([size=1]please?[size=4])[/size][/size]

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[quote name='obiwankenobi' timestamp='1352940282' post='595321042']
anyone have any problems getting this to work with broadcom wifi? Before I go all out and try to get this working, I'd kinda like to know before I erase my existing USB Linux install, so if anyone wants to let me know, that would be awesome! ([size=1]please?[size=4])[/size][/size]
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Well, 0.1 (Jupiter) played along nicely on my EeePC 1000H which has a Broadcom chip if I'm not mistaken.
It's based on Ubuntu, so it should be pretty much driver compatible.

Maybe google your chipset and add ubuntu to it and see what it returns? :)

[i]Glassed Silver:mac[/i]

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[quote name='HawkMan' timestamp='1352920739' post='595320240']
Why a dock... why... if they're going to pick stuff from OSX, why pick the most useless and worst task switcher invented, when there's some actual good things to take from it.

This is the same distro where the devs where spamming these forums and never actually got around to a working release before ?
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I've never seen elementary os devs on these forums at all, and definitely not spamming then. I think you are confusing them with something else... In addition this is the second release of elementary os, they've had a working release for quite some time.

And personally, docks are my favorite type of launcher. I like unity's launcher, elementary os's dock, win 7 superbar, osx's dock. I much prefer them to the old school window list.

Its really a matter of whether you like application centric or document centric, its subjective. Just because its not your preference doesn't mean its the "worst thing ever invented". In addition, osx was not the first os to use a dock, and having a dock doesn't mean you are "stealing it from osx".
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[quote name='warwagon' timestamp='1352914342' post='595320054']
Well... the icons are cute.
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Was that a joke?

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I've spent some time with it in VirtualBox. It's crazy good. These guys understand simplicity. It's not butchering options (GNOME) or hiding stuff (Ubuntu). It's also very speedy, at least for VirtualBox.

Just wish they didn't take literally every visual cue from Apple.

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